The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

Today’s Scripture and Insight 1 Kings 19:9

Have you ever had someone ask you a question that made you think about what you are doing? Many times in the Bible, the Lord asks a question instead of telling people things. Here are two examples of Jesus asking a question. 

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?  Matthew 6:27

When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”  Matthew 16:13

Jesus asked both of these questions to make His listeners and us think. 

Elijah, the prophet, was running away from the evil queen Jezebel and in doing so he was not where he should have been. Like many of us, he had gotten off the trail and needed the Lord’s intervention. The Lord did not complain to Elijah because he was in the wrong place, but asked him a question to make him think. 

There he went into a cave and spent the night. And the word of the Lord came to him: “What are you doing here, Elijah?”  1 Kings 19:9

Have you ever found yourself in the wrong place in life and God broke in and asked you, “What are you doing here?” Maybe the Lord is asking you that right now. 

The good news is we can also ask the Lord questions. There was a time in my life when I was not sure I was in the right place. After a time of prayer the Lord assured me that I was. You also may have a question for God. Don’t be afraid to ask.

Because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. Romans 8:14

To hear more about Elijah:

 The Holy Bible: New International Version. (1984). (Mt 6:27, Mt 16:13, 1 Kings 19:9). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.


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